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Graduation Tests Requirement Removed


Who Qualifies: A person who is no longer in a Georgia public school and previously failed to receive a high school diploma in this state or was denied graduation solely for failing to achieve a passing score on one or more portions of the Georgia High School Graduation Tests, Georgia High School Writing Test, or the Basic Skills Test.


Procedure: Any person interested in petitioning the Cook County Board of Education for his/her diploma must first complete the petition form. Forms are available at the Cook County Board of Education Office, Cook High School or the Cook County Schools Website (Graduation Petition Form). Cook County Schools must verify that persons petitioning for diplomas completed all required coursework at the time of enrollment. Once this process is complete, the Superintendent will approve on behalf of the Cook County Board of Education the issuance of the diploma. The graduation date will reflect the expected year of graduation. No one not currently enrolled in Cook High School will be allowed to participate in graduation ceremonies.  The cost for the diploma will be the responsibility of the applicant. The fee must be paid prior to the diploma be printed.


Contact: Regina Purvis, Cook County Schools System Testing Coordinator @ 229-896-2294 or Kathryn Warren, Cook High School Counselor @ 229-896-2213.



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